Why Should You, or Should You, Have a Life Plan

by Laurel J Pracht

Palliative Care and Hospice Care may become a topic of conversation at some time during our lives.  The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has published an Advanced Care Planning Guide that is well organized and is helpful for all persons considering advanced planning.  This guide is written in lay language so one need not be in healthcare to understand it.

A Last Will and Testament or a Living Trust may direct how our assets are distributed, however during our lifetimes, there may be times we will rely upon others to make decisions for us when we are unable to make such decisions.  Please Click Here to review this informative ASCO guide.   Decisions to assure our preferences are honored are very personal, yet they are made knowing we are gifting our loved ones with peace of mind when/if the time comes when they will need to speak for us. 

Please take a little time to read this guide to plan in advance before a serious illness strikes.  Urge your loved ones to do the same.